Happy 100 Days!

Today is very special because it's The Library Mistress' 100th day. 

I started blogging ages ago but book blogging is very new to me. I rarely do reviews and if ever I do review, I just endlessly talk about things I felt, thought or whatever comes to mind, never of those methodically crafted masterpieces other reviewers do. But it seems that my thoughts are somehow valid for this blog is now a hundred days old and with almost 15, 000 page views! (Thank you!)

For a reluctant book blogger, I find that this already is a milestone and I want to mark it with a giveaway.

I've thought about this for a while and realized that the reason I'm book blogging is because I love to read and the reason why I love to read is well, good books. So, let me give you all a chance to win a good book.

Last year, I was given a chance to moderate a discussion for Goodreads - The Filipino Group and this was the book we agreed to read and tackle.

I even made a fan art that also served as our poster for the event:
Here is the blurb from Goodreads:

What you want is not always what you get.
Even when your wishes come true


Andi desperately hopes her long lost half-brother Bernardo will be as mad on basketball as she is. But when he steps off the plane from the Philippines, she cannot believe her eyes. She hasn't seen him for ten years, but even so, how did he get to be EIGHT FOOT TALL? An eight-foot tall boy who is about to crash into her life with his size 22 feet.

But Bernardo is not what he seems.

Bernardo is a hero, Bernardo works miracles, and Bernardo has an amazing story to tell.

A bittersweet story, funny, sad, and magical.

This lovely story about basketball, the Philippines and UK opened my eyes about cultural differences, superstitious beliefs, gigantism and more importantly sibling love and I want you to experience it as well.

I'm giving away two copies of this book via the Rafflecopter below.
The orange paperback is the Philippine edition while the blue hardcover edition is the one printed in UK.

This is for PH residents only. I promise to have an international giveaway soon!

18 comments:

  1. Yey! Congratulations for the 100th Day! May the gods continue to bless thee~

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  2. I really really really want to read this book! Good timing :D

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  3. Hope you win!!! :D

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  4. Thank you, Dominic!

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  5. I've been planning to read this book since I saw it in the TFG thread. I borrowed a copy but haven't started yet. Should bump this up in my to-read list. Heh! :)

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  6. All I can say is that it's a happy book. :D And I love Candy Gourlay. :D

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  7. This is a nice book! I have the blue hardcover edition (from Booksale), and I wanna have the Filipino edition. Joining the giveaway. Congrats on your blog's 100th day!

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  8. Thank you, Ivy! :) You'll like the PH edition better, I think. It has illustrations! :D

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  9. Congratulations on your 100th day as a book blogger my friend :) as for the book, hmmm i think its a nice story, im looking for a good book to read, looking forward to read it on holyweek while im on my duty or day off hahaha :)

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  10. I was just searching for Children's books... and this one seems to be of good recommendation. Congratulations on your first 100 days! What an achievement :) I hope you'll always be motivated to post.

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  11. Thank you very much. This really is a good Children's book. I always refer to it as the happy book. :D Well, all Children's books are that's why I love them. Good luck! Hope you win! :D

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  12. My friend! Salamat! Sana manalo ka. Kung di ka mananalo, padadalan pa din kita ng book. Hintay ka lang haha.

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  13. Thanks for this giveaway! the PH and UK edition both seems nice, so either of them :3

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  14. Thank you, Marie! I hope you win! :D

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  15. Thanks Biena for inviting me in your giveaway! Congratulations on your blog's 100th day! I'd like to read more books by Filipino authors this year and I think this will be a nice book to start with.

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  16. Thank you, Kamille! Hope you win. :)

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  17. UK edition please for me :) Congratulations on your blog's 100th day. More days of reading and blogging for you!

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  18. Josephine LitonjuaApril 27, 2014 at 10:25 PM

    Hi Bie, thanks for the wonderful giveaway! <3 I would love to have the UK edition if I get to be the lucky entrant! :D

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